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Halvorson retiring as head of Kaiser Permanente
Modern Healthcare

George Halvorson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif., announced he will retire in December of 2013. Halvorson, who is 65 and has held the position since 2002, announced his intention to retire more than a year in advance to give the board of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan adequate time to find a successor, according to a Kaiser news release . Halvorson said in an interview that he expects his successor to join integrated provider Kaiser Permanente before he leaves to ease the transition.